Newcomer Centre of Peel
Rani has been a teacher at the Newcomer Centre of Peel for the last four years, teaching a challenging Canadian Language Benchmarks Level 1 class.
Some of her students have never spoken English before, and others are unable to read and write in their mother tongue. These factors create a classroom environment where even simple communication is a challenge, and conducting a successful class, even harder.
Despite this, Rani uses her personality and physical gestures to employ creative and innovative teaching methods. Her classroom activities and lessons are relevant and interesting, and bridge the communication gap between herself and her students, and the class as a whole.
2019 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Venue: The Old Mill
Keynote: Deb Matthews, Former Deputy Premier of Ontario
Attendees: MP Julie Dzerowicz, MP Majid Jowhari, MP James Maloney, MP Maninder Sidhu, MP Arif Virani, MPP Daisy Wai, former Senator Dr. Asha Seth, former MP Harinder Malhi, former Councillor David Cohen
Local Change Makers Celebrated
It’s a sector that reinforces crucial community safety net, but the people working the front-lines of the GTA’s community agencies don’t often get the public appreciation they so deserve. The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by frontline staff and middle managers who are tackling #UNIGNORABLE local issues at United Way Greater Toronto-supported agencies.
On November 18, winners were awarded for helping and people and their communities thrive through their dedication, innovation and creativity, leadership, teamwork and partnership.